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Moustafa Abouelmagd, Associate AIA, is Now Featured in the AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase

February 20, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Moustafa Abouelmagd, Associate AIA, is Now Featured in the AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase I am participating in the AIA NJ Black History Showcase to show others my struggles. I hope it will motivate and encourage others to reach for their goals. When I was a young man, I lived in Alexandria, Egypt. I Read More

AIA New Jersey Black History Month Showcase: Meet John D. Lyon, AIA

February 14, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes     AIA New Jersey Black History Month Showcase: Meet John D. Lyon, AIA   When I was 13 years old, living in Jamaica, I wrote a research paper on Vitruvius for my history class. That was the moment I decided to become an architect. I started taking mechanical drawing classes, performed well and went Read More

AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase: Meet Taylor Everett, Associate AIA

February 14, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes AIA New Jersey Black History Showcase: Meet Taylor Everett, Associate AIA Eighteen months ago, I graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and I am currently working on a Master’s in Civil Engineering, with a concentration in Construction Management. While finishing my bachelor’s, NJIT’s Career Fair helped me to Read More

AIA New Jersey Past President Verity L. Frizzell, FAIA, Declares Candidacy

February 13, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes AIA New Jersey Past President Verity L. Frizzell, FAIA, Declares Candidacy AIA New Jersey is delighted to share the news that our immediate Past President, Verity Frizzell, FAIA, has declared her candidacy for AIA National Office in the category of At-Large Director for the years 2020-2022.   The At-large Directors, along with the Board officers and Read More

AIA New Jersey Recognizes Black History Month

February 1, 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute AIA New Jersey Recognizes Black History Month Today we begin our month-long celebration of Black History Month. While AIA NJ cannot yet boast about a long history of African-American leaders, we certainly have Black members and colleagues to celebrate for their contributions to the profession. Watch for more articles throughout the month highlighting the achievements Read More

AIA Newark and Suburban Rolls Out The Architects Club

January 16, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes AIA Newark and Suburban Rolls Out The Architects Club                           After months of planning and coordination with the Newark Public School System, John Fallon, AIA, co-chair of AIA New Jersey’s K-12 Education Committee and trustee of AIA Newark and Suburban, kicked off The Architects Club, Read More

AIA New Jersey – Blazing Trails with Women at the Helm for over 38 years!

December 19, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes AIA New Jersey – Blazing Trails with Women at the Helm for over 38 years!   The New York Times published an opinion piece suggesting reasons why architecture graduates, who are approximately 50/50 male to female, shift to 80% male and 20% female by the time they are registered. Check out the article here.  With Read More

That Woman is EPiC: Megan Pritts, Associate AIA, in the Emerging Professionals Spotlight

October 18, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes   That Woman is EPiC: Megan Pritts, Associate AIA,  in the Emerging Professionals Spotlight   My name is Megan Pritts, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and I am EPiC. I joined EPiC when I heard the group was forming and would support the National Design Services Act (NDSA). Joining as the Advocacy Director At-Large, I Read More

AIA New Jersey’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here!

September 30, 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute   AIA New Jersey’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here   Throughout September, AIA New Jersey is introducing some of our Hispanic members in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Read of challenges, achievement, and goals set on even further growth as Architects. Meet your colleagues… Joel Nunez, Associate AIA Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA Elizabeth Read More

EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA’s Culture Has Shaped Her Practice

September 26, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes EQUITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION: Xiomara C. Paredes, AIA’s Culture Has Shaped Her Practice I earned my bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. That’s where I’m from. After graduating, I decided to come to the United States for my Master’s Degree. It was a difficult challenge for me to continue my studies at the Read More

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